What has changed when labeling dietary fiber?
Dietary Fiber is a mandatory label nutrient and a non-digestible carbohydrate. For US labeling, it is considered part of the carbohydrate total, and includes both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can also be reported on the label. Previous labeling regulations did not establish a definition for Dietary Fiber, but the new labeling regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have adopted the definition proposed by the Institute of Medicine. Download this Cheat Sheet to use as your Dietary Fiber quick reference guide!